Our very precious friends, the Lord has been revealing SO MUCH of Himself to Brett and I and our children through this journey we are walking with Him every day. Brett has his own post that he would like to share soon too as Zac's daddy. We have never experienced His amazing Presence like we are experiencing right now in our lives as He is walking with us and leading us in how to believe and stand leaning COMPLETELY on HIM. It is the most comforting place we have ever experienced. Throughout the day His Word guards our minds. Even as we sleep we hear Him talking to us in our dreams. As a mother it delights my heart to overflowing to hear how He is talking to my daughters in this and holding them so secure in His peace and rest. He continues to speak life and confidence to us over and over again.
Pondering these things the Lord began to show me that even along the way to what Brett and I see as the evidence of Zac's heart miracle ... there are so many amazing miracles taking place. I want to share just some of what is happening, because this whole journey us Robinson's are on right now is so much bigger than just us. I have shared in each post that the day we first got news of any problem, that morning, before my appointment and us even hearing any worrisome news about Zac's heart, God showed me in the book of Colossians 1:2 in the Amplified Bible that He has given us "heart peace". 2 verses down it then delclares how to have faith - to lean entirely in confidant trust in God's power, wisdom and goodness. I believe that this is the promise not only for us and Zac to hold onto ... but that this miracle is all about "heart peace" for every believer standing with us and looking to Jesus for their own miracle. What we are learning day by day is that only gazing into Jesus, who is the very Word of God (John 1:1) are we able to have confidant heart peace.
As I look back on these last 2 crazy weeks I see how EVERY TIME before we got a bad report medically speaking, God had already sent us a promise from His Word filled with such certainty and directness to what we were about to hear, so that we could lean upon and hold Him to. I actually now laugh at how committed He is to keeping Brett and I in confidant faith because as I think "Lord where in Your Word did you say ... (whatever it is I need to bolster my courage), either my phone beeps with a message of that EXACT verse typed out and sent to me from a loving family member or friend, or I pick up a book and as I read that very chapter, it starts talking all about that subject! This is why Hebrews 11:1 says that "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen, it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." (New Living Translation). The Amplified Bible explains this verse by explaining that faith in the Word (Jesus Christ) is the "title deed" to what we are believing and holding Him to. This set me free on Friday when I read it, because when you have the title deed to something, IT BELONGS TO YOU!!!
On Friday we got the confirmed diagnosis in writing from the specialist we just saw in Cape Town and her associates. It was so painful to read ... but then God sent us that very same day His report through a friend interceding for us of a vision backed up from the Word of God through the story of Nehemiah that He showed her that same morning. One day I will have to post that email. After reading that I was reminded of the verse which says "Whose report will you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord!".
The miracles that Brett and I are seeing come so much through the messages pouring in through sms's, phone calls, facebook messages and blog messages. (If I have not responded my thanks to you personally yet - I am so sorry. It's just been such a full time but oh how your messages have ministered to us as a family!!! THANK YOU). People are telling us how Jesus is teaching them to believe! From people we know to people we have never met, telling us of how many of God's children are in faith for Zac's miracle ... from little children praying in a nursery school for Jesus to "heal the little boy with a broken heart", to parents sharing how their children are reminding them to pray as a family for Zac's Jesus miracle, to churches and groups of people in bible studies all around South Africa, USA, the UK, the Middle East and even Brazil all believing that Zac has his miracle! I will never know this side of Heaven how many have stood in the gap for us, but how I cannot wait to hug each person who has encouraged us during this time.
Another great encouragement to Brett and I is to see how God's children are looking to Him and searching out His will / His promises in the Word of God. As they search out these promises to encourage us, I know that God is revealing His heart to deliver, save and bless to them too as they are standing for His breakthrough's in their lives.
I've had a dear friend share how her unsaved extended family are looking to God for a miracle. What a beautiful miracle! Both Brett and I stand humbled before God to be receiving encouragement from dear friends who have walked mightily in faith and complete devotion to Jesus through loss who are encouraging us to keep looking to Jesus. Oh how compassionate Jesus is in the heart of His people. It just makes me want to weep! We have received the most incredible stories from people around the world who have entrusted their children into Jesus' capable hands through surgeries and seen the faithfulness of God as mighty Healer. We have been told of countless incredible creative miracles too. The children of God are testifying right now!!! Through God's presence in the midst of their losses and victories, they are testifying how present He is and how capable He is of the impossible! What power comes through this as believers! The book of Revelation declares that "they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony". The more we testify to the goodness of God, the more faith rises in our hearts to believe for what the world would say is impossible. Oh Jesus ... You are Magnificent!
I know this is a super long post, but I wanted to end with these words shared by Smith Wigglesworth. "There is a rest of faith; there is a faith that rests in confidence on God. God's promises never fail. 'Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.' (Romans 10:17). The Word of God can create an irresistible faith, a faith that is never daunted, a faith that never gives up and never fails. We fail to realize the largeness of our Father's supply. We forget that He has a supply that cannot be exhausted. It pleases Him when we ask for much. 'If you then, being evil, know how to give GOOD GIFTS to your children, HOW MUCH MORE will your Father who is in heaven give GOOD THINGS to those who ASK HIM.' (Matthew 7:11)"
My precious friends, our God cannot fail! He is the rock that is higher than us. He is the Everlasting, Almighty One. He is the God who is "the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Hebrews 13:8). Oh how He loves us, comforts us, carries us, strengthens us and gives us a secure hope in Him.
Sending you all much love and encouragement from a heart that is held in place by the God of all peace.